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Withdrawal Management/Harm Reduction Support Worker

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Position Description:

A full-time contract position (1 year with possibility of extension), responsible for the development, and implementation of acute withdrawal, Distribution of Harm Reduction supplies, safe/flex beds, and Opioid Agonist Tapering services as part of the Gwekwaadziwin Miikan continuum of services.

To apply go to: https://gwek.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Reporting to the Withdrawal Management/Harm Reduction Team Leader
• Program development and implementation
• Responsible for supporting the intake of program participants
• Electronic file and paper file management
• Communicate with participants and their families about the program
• Supporting referrals to external organizations
• Responsible for liaising with community organizations
• Group and one-to-one interactions
• Assist in implementation of research and outcome measurement projects
• Various administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

•  Minimum requirement is a degree in social services, nursing, or other related human service diploma, with mental health and addictions training
• Preference given to an Individual of Anishinaabe ancestry with Knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek history, clan systems, protocols, etiquette, culture, traditions, and ceremonies
• Proven experience with data management, office administration, and electronic medical records
• Experience working in Mental Health and Addictions field
• Experience working in the Withdrawal Management sector and knowledge of best practices
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
• Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and projects
• Mature individual who can work independently with preference given to individuals living a traditional lifestyle and being on a life-long journey in traditional knowledge

Requirements:

• Possesses a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle, able to obtain an ‘F’ class Driver’s license with a preference given to those who already hold a class ‘F’ driver’s license
• Ability to work outside normal business hours and weekends and on call as required
• Must have a relevant diploma and work experience

Salary: $ Commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: June 21, 2024 @ 4:30pm

To Apply: Please complete the application online at gwek.bamboohr.com/careers

Contact mmaracle@gwek.ca with any questions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.